J-Stars Victory Vs. Set For March Release; Boa Hancock Joins The Roster

By Ishaan . October 16, 2013 . 8:29am

J-Stars Victory Vs. has a release date in Japaan. Namco Bandai have announced via the latest issue of Jump magazine that the game is scheduled for release on March 19th, 2014.


Additionally, Jump reveals four new characters that will be in the game—Boa Hancock from One Piece will be a playable character while Rukia (Bleach), Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi) and Lala (To Love-Ru) will be support characters.


Finally, when J-Stars is released, it will be available in both regular and limited editions, according to Jump.


The regular edition on PS3 will cost 7,980 yen, while the limited edition will cost 10,980 yen. On Vita, the regular edition will cost 6,980 yen while the limited will cost 9,980 yen.

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  • MrJechgo

    So Boa Hancock is the 2nd One Piece character huh? Interesting choice… but man will hijinxs issue if she ends up fighting Luffy, considering that she has a HUGE crush on him XD

    • TheExile285

      Yeah I like Boa, but would have preferred her for support. Zorro or Blackbeard would have been great.

      • Well, they still haven’t covered the posibility of playable “Villain” characters yet! So, Blackbeard might still be in! Not to mention, there isn’t anything set in stone that says “Only 2-3 characters per series” will be playable! If we compare this to most of the previous Jump titles, Dragonball, One Piece and Naruto almost always seem to break the balance by the amount of playable cast characters. Always with 4-6 characters per each of the 3 mentioned just now. Also, since Toriko is kinda sharing the spotlight with those three, we might see more than just Toriko, Zebra and Komatsu (the obvious Support candidate)!

    • British_Otaku

      It would be interesting if her attacks were less effective on Luffy (Mero Mero isn’t effective in Gigant Battle against Luffy) or she had a different voice track for hitting him akin to BlazBlue (already played with in other One Piece games, where Sanji has a completely new voice track for fighting women)

  • HerosLight

    Thanks for bitch slapping Vegeta, Chitoge.

    Now wheres my Train and Eve since Lala is revealed?

    • I’d love if there was a Train+Sven(support) combo

      In a perfect world there’d be Creed Diskenth too but we can’t have it all

  • TheExile285

    Wow, so the Limited Edition Vita version of the game will cost about $101.29. Better start saving now…..

    I think Lala is gonna be permanent support character.

    • Shady Shariest

      And i still need to save FOR vita O_o’

  • Roberto


    all my love

  • zferolie

    So Why isn’t Rukia Playable? Are you sure you didn’t translate that correctly?

    • Freakmasta

      She’s support and only be support…just like in the series.

      • zferolie

        well at least it’s accurate to the manga, haha

  • Noor Mahmoud

    This is stupid. While I’m not a misogynist, I think this was done for more gender equality in the game and to be more appealing to female gamers. The reason why I think it was stupid is obviously because a character like Zoro would of been a much better choice for One Piece’s rival slot.

    • zangetsukakashi

      just to say there’re also females in the game, they messed up the whole point of the game (having the characters people want the most, to the extent of letting fans vote themselves; and of course, Zoro is always at the top when it comes to votes or popularity polls, so no way ever could she have topped him).

      it’s hard to think they’re having more than 2 playable characters from certain limited series, but even if by some chance it’ll happen, i still think it’s stupid to have hancock as one of 5 candidates for OP characters in the game. there are just so many more important characters than her.

      • Shady Shariest

        Not to mention that OP has very equal amounts of attention on female and male characters, so that the vote of another possible male character couldn’t be related to gender in any ways…

        • zangetsukakashi

          ya, exactly.

          she’s probably there just for fanservice… to get more males to buy it. it’s just too lame and stupid. same thing happened with Onepiece Kaizoku Musou 1, where she was playable for no reason, and 90% of the OP cast wasn’t playable.

          • Shady Shariest

            It was more of the pure misogyny-stand point.
            There HAD to be a female character, even if it wasn’t edit: THE MOST popular and contradicted the spirit of the game.

            The fanservice acclaim is understandable as Nico has always had…Kinda risque clothing.

            But based on other female characters this was more about the first.

            Edit: An upvote from me, you brought out a good point that needed to be ironed out.

          • zangetsukakashi

            true, but still, they coulda put nami or robin… why boa? and plus, they did put medaka already, and they had tons of female supports ready to be announced.
            i mean, if it were just for misogyny, i think nami or robin would’ve gotten more votes, then it would’ve still had female characters, but the way it is now, they added a female with more fanservice. dunno. that’s just how i feel. but whatever it is, one way or another, it’s a stupid move with a lame aim from them.

          • Shady Shariest

            Ehh…Who knows… I’ve seen enough of the polls for “The 3 Great” to never ever be surprised again about these polls.
            (Upvote to counter someones downing, an opinion, as he clearly described, no need to try hit ‘im for it)

          • zangetsukakashi

            don’t worry about it pal. i don’t care about downvotes anyway :) thanks though.

          • Shady Shariest

            O.K, was nice chatting with ya! Have a nice whatever it is wherever you is :3

          • Slayven19

            The game is fan-service so why is it a problem that she’s just here for what the game is? Also do you not know the popularity of boa? She wasn’t added as a playable character for nothing in one piece musou, she’s in the top 10 for most popular characters.

          • zangetsukakashi

            no. there r 2 ways u can say ‘fanservice’ in. the first one, which u’re talking about, is for example when u say that this game is an anime fanservice to all otaku, meaning it has all their fav characters. the second meaning, and the mostly used, is fanservice as in ecchi, and this is what i meant here. the game would still be fanservice to otakus if zoro were in, cause he’s the 2nd most fav OP character in every single poll ever, but boa is fanservice ecchi, meaning that fans would’ve wanted maybe zoro, sanji, nami, robin, but got ecchi instead.

            boa wasn’t featured in any poll till now, so how can u say she’s popular? some facts are obvious: that the straw hats take up the top 4 spots almost 99% of the times.

    • British_Otaku

      It was a stupid pick even if it was to appeal to female gamers?

      How about Nami or Robin… Or Tony Tony Chopper who is the mascot of the series and loved by everyone?

    • Slayven19

      Who says zoro won’t be in the game? Can people wait for the whole roster to be revealed, they haven’t even announced him as support so that tells me that he is probably still going to be in the game.

      Edit: Suffice to say this post is stupid on account of you jumping the gun.

    • Kalis Konig

      Zoro can still be in. and they likely did not want to many sword users. I do find it odd to not add someone else over Boa though.

    • NimbusStev

      Forget Zoro, I want Shanks.

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    I hope there will be future patch that allows support character to be playable character, because Rukia needs to be playable! I’ll assume the best for now and think Namco is waiting to make her playable until she gets her Bankai >:(

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      From the Jump Super stars in the ds. Rukia was a support character… even in the anime she was a support character … so whats the point of having her as a playable character?

  • katzedan

    I see Lala Pic ” AWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!! I was waiting for this”.
    read “will be support characters”: ” NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! *cries* “.

    ohh man… for a second I thought I would get this game. :(

    • TheExile285

      DAT Mikan avatar

    • Same here. I was seeing the picture and I completely ignored the support part. Then I read your comment and cried a fountain.

  • Dark Zerato

    Lala is a support. So will Rito be playable ?

    • Raze

      What move will He have?
      Those “unfortunate fall” move?

      • Dark Zerato

        That would be his hissatsu.

        • Raze

          Imagine him fighting against a man like Toriko and then using it…

    • TheExile285

      I hope not. I like Rito but that would be a waste IMO. Chitoge alone is a stretch.

  • Tenshiken

    Does anyone know if this game is going to have DLC characters?

    • TheExile285

      I hope not….

      • AkuLord3

        If its not day 1 or in the game already THEN ITS FINE

  • DivinePhoenix69

    While i agree that Boa over someone like Zoro or Sanji is a rather odd choice, it doesnt bother me that much. Hopefully they add some D-Grayman reps though.

    • Slayven19

      Who says one piece isn’t gonna have any other playable characters? Its the most popular series and I’d be surprised if it doesn’t get at least 4 or 5 characters.

  • ivanchu77

    meh, not very excited about Boa being the second one piece character, but i guess they wanted to add more females

    But yeah, it should have been someone like Zoro or Sanji

    • British_Otaku

      If they wanted to add in female characters, I would have went for Nami or Robin long before I consider a Shichibukai member. I imagine some people are going to flip out if she gets a spot and crew members or heck important characters female or otherwise in pretty big series don’t get a shot. >_>

      • Slayven19

        Naw not really because as I said below boa is one of the top 10 most popular one piece characters as well. And who says robin or zoro or any of the other characters won’t get a spot? Op is the most popular manga of WSJ and I wouldn’t be surprised if they got six characters.

        • British_Otaku

          Boa is part of the top ten most popular One Piece characters? Really?
          *Goes to the popularity polls in Shonen Jump:
          http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Popularity_Polls *

          It seems to that few characters outside the crew break into the top ten, such as Shanks and all crew members consistently make the top 15. Hancock isn’t here, but the last poll was taken before she had made much of a debut. I doubt she would outdo Law (especially now, he got 10th last time),
          Shanks, Ace, Mihawk and perhaps even Vivi (14th last poll)… Do you have a source proving otherwise?

          I would be annoyed beyond belief if they both gave One Piece many more characters than other series but still brushed aside any crew member under Boa. Some series here are making their video game debut and can’t even cough up a hero and playable rival.

          • Slayven19

            That poll that you listed doesn’t even have her on their because that’s before she showed up so of course you wouldn’t see her. Besides one piece warriors had a poll as well for playable characters and that’s how she made it as a playable character.

          • British_Otaku

            Can you give me a link saying that they were chosen by a poll (with percentages attached) and not developers making a bad call?

            Pirate Warriors had one of the worse line ups in any One Piece game next to Gigant Battle’s first installment (nice but 3 crew members missing, never acceptable outside of crossovers >_>). I have seen major characters missed out on from odd choices before, that’s what I assume was the case for Pirate Warriors and perhaps this otherwise for sure.

      • NimbusStev

        Ehh, Robin and Nami were already playable in JUS. I’m actually kind of excited to see someone like Boa getting her chance in the spotlight.

        • British_Otaku

          Boa has been playable in Gigant Battle (Robin, Franky and Brook weren’t playable), Gigant Battle 2, Pirate Warriors, Pirate Warriors 2 and Unlimited Cruise SP.

          She has had plenty of spotlight. >_>

          My point is just that Dragon Ball’s line up here wasn’t Goku + Master Roshi or Chi Chi. In general for crossovers, you want the main cast or rivals to be adequately represented. Given that the crew has 9 members and even among the (ex-)Shichibukai, I would pick Crocodile, Blackbeard, Law and so on first… >_>

    • Slayven19

      Read below wait for the whole roster reveal.

  • Michael Connell

    Er…wouldn’t it make more sense to pick a member of the Strawhat crew?

  • Genjo

    lala should be a playable character it would be awesome XD!

    • mike dickson

      no it would she fine where she is

    • DragKudo

      I thought she was playable. That sucks she could have been pretty cool with all of her gadgets and devil form. game should be re-titled Sausage Fest Victory

  • DragKudo

    Where the f%##$ is Ranma, Rito, Blue Exorcist, and Moka

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      Ranma 1/2 is not a Shonen Jump manga.. so is Ao no Exorcist … as for the 2 check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_series_run_in_Weekly_Sh%C5%8Dnen_Jump if thier anime is on the list… if not then dont expect it to be in a SHONEN JUMP ALL STARS game~

    • NimbusStev

      Ranma is a Shonen Sunday character, not Jump.

      • DragKudo

        i know. i always thought shonen sunday was a part of the same company or whatever. it would be cool to see him back in action.

        • NimbusStev

          Oh yeah, I totally agree. A general manga crossover game would be the stuff of legends!

  • Derek

    I’m actually surprised that Boa Hancock is playable as I would’ve thought that either someone from the Straw Hats or enemies would be playable. Other than that I am happy for her inclusion.

    • zferolie

      I am surprised, but quite happy, since I love her

  • AceEsper

    *Sees Chitoge* Fucking called it! XD

  • Its kind of odd that they added her but I’m glad to see Hancock. She is one of the strongest female characters of the series next to big mom. Now where’s my Saitama instant ko support? xD

    • TheExile285

      Probably gonna be support lol. Saitama would be OP of fully playable lol

      • Lulz, yeah he should be support only. Saitama would be waaaaaay too broken as playable.

  • Draparde

    I’m not a fan of “Support only” characters. but more playables are nice! even if it is kinda left field that it’s Boa lol.

  • Great, seems we’re now with the female characters— I thought they’d be composed of lead females per series, though seems it is not the case; Boa the playable female for One Piece over Nami whilst Bleach’s Rukia is a support.. Maybe Orihime would be the playable one?

    Hope we get the villains~!

  • Tonton Ramos

    Rukia is a support… NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Heropon

    i want some character from other series like Nurarihyon …

  • ShadowDivz

    Im surprised to see Lala in this. Im sure alot of people like TLR but a harem character in this is kinda weird.(MY OPINION)

    I’m still waiting for Tsuna to be in this, from then on i don’t care who they put in.

    And why is Rukia support? O_O

  • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

    hurrmmmm ill just wait for the ds version of the shonen jump all stars… since it started there in the 1st place

  • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

    They need to add Tugoro or Sensui as Yusuke’s rival damn it.

    • NimbusStev

      Sensui would be amazing! One of my favorite manga villains of all time. I don’t know if he’s ever even made it into a fighting game before…

  • Kalis Konig

    Nice! Still hoping for a Jump x Sunday x Magazine game in the future.

  • Göran Isacson

    … Boa freaking Hancock playable? Like, don’t get me wrong, I like her well enough but one would think that Nami or Robin would take priority over her… oh, and there’s Nisekoi. Isn’t that from the same guy who did Double Arts?

  • Shikagekurogane


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